Excerpt from Morals on the Book of Job, by S. Gregory the Great, the First Pope of That Name, Vol. 3 of 3: The First Part of Vol. III, Part V, and Books XXVIII, XXIX
8. But what else is signified by his wife, who provokes him to words of blasphemy, but the depravity of carnal men? For placed, with yet unreformed manners, within the pale of the Holy Church, they press harder on those of faithful lives, the nearer they are to them; because when they cannot as being faithful be avoided by the faithful, they are endured as a greater evil, the more inward it is. But his friends, who while pretending to advise, inveigh against him, represent to us heretics, who under the pretence of advising, carry on the business of leading astray. And thus while speaking to Job on behalf of the Lord, they hear His reproof; because all heretics in truth While endeavouring to maintain God's cause, do in fact offend Him. Whence also it is properly.
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